Senators’ ‘finger-pointing’ riles Miriam

By Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 14 2011 08:35 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2011 04:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Amid criticisms on the way senators treated the late military chief Angelo Reyes during a Senate hearing, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday said the finger-pointing among senators must stop.
 
Senators’ ‘finger-pointing’ riles Miriam 1Santiago, one of Reyes' critics, said senators have not always been kind to some resource persons in past hearings.
 
"We have seen other hearings where other senators--let us put it this way--did not exactly treat the resource person with humility. Why are we making an exception in this case?" she told reporters.
 
Santiago added that people must not use Reyes' death for some "hidden agenda."
 
"We have to be very careful about using a tragic event for some other purpose, for some hidden agenda of some politicians that are involved here--people who were or are or will be in politics," she said. "That's very dangerous."